G. Krijnen


1988 …2020
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I received my M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering with honours from the University of Twente following a study on magnetic recording carried out at the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven. In 1992 I received the doctorate degree with honours from the same university and was rewarded the 1993 Veder price of the Dutch Electronics and Radio Engineering Society (NERG) for my PhD-thesis on nonlinear integrated optics devices. From 1992-1995 I was a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and studied second- and third-order non linear integrated optics devices. In this period I was a visiting scientist at the Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers in Orlando, Florida, USA. In 1995-1997 I worked on integrated optic devices for optical telecommunication at the University of Twente and the Delft University of Technology. Since 1998 I have been associate professor in the Transducers Science and Technology (TST) group of the MESA+ research institute and mainly responsible for the micro-actuator research. A few year later I shifted my focus to biomimetic MEMS. In 2005 I was rewarded a NWO Vici grant for my project proposal BioEARS on cricket inspired flowsensors. Since May 1st 2007 I am a full-professor of the chair of MEMS-Design focussing on bioinspired transducers. From April 2011 to December 2015 I was the chair of the Transducers Science & Technology group. My current research interests are Transducers science (including parametric and nonlinear transduction), Biomimetic sensors and 3D printed transducers and the materials science thereof.


  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Transducer Science
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • MEMS
  • Bio-inspiration
  • Sensors
  • Actuators

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Research Output 1988 2020

4 Downloads (Pure)

Linearisation of a 3D printed flexible tactile sensor based on piezoresistive sensing

Schouten, M., Prakken, B., Sanders, R. G. P. & Krijnen, G., 13 Jan 2020, 2019 IEEE Sensors. IEEE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cantilever beams

A Thermodynamic Description of Turbulence as a Source of Stochastic Kinetic Energy for 3D Self-Assembly

Löthman, P. A., Hageman, T. A. G., Elwenspoek, M. C., Krijnen, G. J. M., Mastrangeli, M., Manz, A. & Abelmann, L., 18 Jul 2019, In : Advanced materials interfaces. 11 p., 1900963.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Kinetic energy
Self assembly
Turbulent flow
3 Downloads (Pure)

Characterizing the Electrical Properties of Anisotropic, 3D-Printed Conductive Sheets

Dijkshoorn, A., Schouten, M., Wolterink, G., Sanders, R. & Krijnen, G., 8 Aug 2019, IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, FLEPS 2019. IEEE, 8792279

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Electric properties
electrical properties
20 Downloads (Pure)

Insect-inspired distributed flow-sensing: Fluid-mediated coupling between sensors

Krijnen, G., Steinmann, T., Jaganatharaja, R. K. & Casas, J., Apr 2019, Architectured Materials in Nature and Engineering. Estrin, Y., Bréchet, Y., Dunlop, J. & Fratzl, P. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 355-392 (Springer Series in Materials Science; vol. 282).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
air flow
1 Citation (Scopus)
46 Downloads (Pure)

Additive manufacturing: state of the art and potential for insect science

Jaffar-Bandjee, M., Casas, J. & Krijnen, G., 1 Dec 2018, In : Current Opinion in Insect Science. 30, p. 79-85 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
insect development



Activities 1991 2005

  • 12 Oral presentation

MEMS Based Hair Flow-Sensors As Model Systems For Acoustic Perception Studies

G.J.M. Krijnen (Speaker)
20 Jul 2005

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Fabrication of functional structures on thin silicon nitride membranes

P. Ekkels (Speaker), R.W. Tjerkstra (Speaker), Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen (Speaker), Johan W. Berenschot (Speaker), J.P. Brugger (Speaker), Michael Curt Elwenspoek (Speaker)
16 Sep 2002

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

MicroMechanical actuators

Gijsbertus J.M. Krijnen (Speaker)
16 Jan 2001

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Some aspects of the design of nonlinear Mach-Zehnder interferometers in AlGaAs technology

Gijs J.M. Krijnen (Invited speaker)
10 Feb 1994

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Modelling of self-aligned TIR waveguide mirrors: an interlaboratory comparison

J. Ctyroky (Speaker), H. Hoekstra (Speaker), G.J.M. Krijnen (Speaker), P.V. Lambeck (Speaker), A.P. Leite (Speaker), M. Adelaide Andrade (Speaker), R. Pregla (Speaker), E. Ahlers (Speaker), J.F. Vinchant (Speaker)
30 Sep 1994

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation